".........In October 1685, King Louis XIV of France issued the Edict of Fontainebleau, which was part of a program of persecution that closed Huguenot churches and schools. This policy escalated the harassment of religious minorities since the dragonnades created in 1681 in order to intimidate Huguenots into converting to Catholicism. As a result, a large number of Protestants — estimates range from 210,000 to 900,000 — left France over the next two decades........."
"......"Dragonnades" was a French policy instituted by Louis XIV in 1681 to intimidate Huguenot families into either leaving France or re-converting to Catholicism......
This policy involved billeting ill-disciplined dragoons in Protestant households. With the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, Louis XIV withdrew the privileges and toleration that Protestant Huguenots in France had been guaranteed under the edict for nearly 87 years, and ordered the destruction of Huguenot churches and the closure of Huguenot schools.
With the edict revoking religious toleration, Louis XIV combined legal persecution with the policy of terrorising recalcitrant Huguenots who refused to convert to Catholicism by billeting dragoons in their homes and instructing the soldiers to harass and intimidate the occupants to persuade them to either convert to the state religion or to emigrate [now I understand better the episodes of warning/low intensity psychological terrorism to me happened - see references]. As mounted infantry, the 14 regiments of dragoons in the French Army of the period were sometimes used for what would now be called internal security duties and were an effective instrument for persecuting the Huguenots.
The word dragoon originally meant mounted infantry, who were trained in horse riding as well as infantry fighting skills. However, usage altered over time and during the 18th century, dragoons evolved into conventional light cavalry units and personnel. Dragoon regiments were established in most European armies during the late 17th and early 18th centuries.
The name is possibly derived from a type of firearm (called a dragon) carried by dragoons of the French Army. There is no distinction between the words dragon and dragoon in French (both are called dragon).
The word ["dragoon"] also means to subjugate or persecute by the imposition of troops; and by extension to compel by any violent measures or threats. The verb dates from 1689, at a time when dragoons were being used by the French monarchy to persecute Protestants.
"...........A dragon is a legendary creature, typically with serpentine or reptilian traits, that features in the myths of many cultures. There are two distinct cultural traditions of dragons: the European dragon, derived from European folk traditions and which is ultimately related to Greek and Middle Eastern mythologies, and the Chinese dragon, with counterparts in Japan, Korea and other East Asian countries................"
dragon / ˈdrægən/ n.
- drago m., dragone m.
- spreg. scherz. (woman) strega f., megera f., cerbero m.'dragon' trovato anche in queste voci:Inglese:Italiano:
Above four images:
1) "Protestant engraving representing 'les dragonnades' in France under Louis XIV
From: Musée internationale de la Réforme protestante, Geneva" - URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragonnade
2) "Virgo Fidelis", patron of Arma dei Carabinieri - see References.
3) Notice Counter Reformation Madonna - "Pictures ECB President Draghi speaks during ceremony after receiving M100 media award in Potsdam" - URL: http://www.trust.org/alertnet/multimedia/pictures/detail.dot?mediaInode=652e3a04-a274-47dd-bbc6-eff07de08051
4) Eurogendfor logo, with EU headquarter in a Carabineers army headquarter in Vicenza - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Gendarmerie_Force
Called also the Edict of Potsdam, Potsdam Edict,  was an edict of toleration, on the 29th Oktoberjul. / 8 November 1685greg.  was adopted by the Great Elector Friedrich Wilhelm of Brandenburg. The Elector - unlike the Lutheran majority Brandenburg itself Calvinist faith - offered his in France persecuted because of their religion Protestant co-religionists, the Huguenots, and safe office in Brandenburg. To the refugees generous privileges granted under other exemptions from taxes and customs duties, subsidies for businesses and pay the pastor through the Principality.
Background of the Edict the revival of persecution of the Huguenots in France after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes tolerance by the Edict of Fontainebleau, which the French King Louis XIV was on 18 Had adopted in October 1685. tO The Edict of Potsdam then came the decisive participation of theologians Jacques Abbadie .
About 20,000 people responded to the offer of Brandenburg. The Edict of Potsdam contributed greatly to revive the economy of the Thirty Years War devastated Brandenburg, and thus laid the foundation for the strengthening of Brandenburg-Prussia. By the Huguenots, who settled in Berlin, the population rose by one third.
As with the inclusion of the expelled Jews from Austria in 1671, Frederick William, thanks the immigrants, hoped in an economic boom in the suffering Brandenburg from the consequences of the Thirty Years War. This hope was fulfilled. The Huguenots in Brandenburg brought in the state both an economic and spiritual recovery. Thus, already in 1689 in Berlin, the French grammar school opened, the immigrants and established residents allowed a hitherto offered extensive training. Berlin became a center of literary acting within Brandenburg-Prussia and across state boundaries. 
To the inclusion of Huguenot refugees by Friedrich Wilhelm remembers a relief at the Geneva Reformation Wall.
“….By manipulating the rescinding of the protective Edict of Nantes in 1685 by the Jesuit confessor to King Louis XIV (using religious blackmail), another HALF MILLION FRENCH HUGUENOTS were butchered by the vile French Catholic Dragonades. In 1655 again, British Protestant hero Oliver Cromwell threatened to invade France and crush the French Crown for a new massacre being waged upon the French Vadois Protestants of valley of Piedmont by six Catholic Regiments by the Duke of Savoy…”.........."
Friday, September 07, 2012
Edikt von Potsdam [Jesuit re-edited].
"The Edict of Potsdam (German: Edikt von Potsdam) was a proclamation issued by Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg and Duke of Prussia,"...:
"Dragonnades" was a French policy instituted by Louis XIV in 1681 to intimidate Huguenot families into either leaving France or re-converting to Catholicism."...:
".....HALF MILLION FRENCH HUGUENOTS were butchered by the vile French Catholic Dragonades. In 1655 again, British Protestant hero....", see:
Friday, November 28, 2008
Simply to destroy the innocence (part two)
Translated:“….The patron of the Carabineers Army is the Virgo Fidelis.“Virgo Fidelis” is the title of honour and praising with which the Madonna is invoked during the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary: on the 8th December 1949 pope Pious XII proclaimed officially Mary “Virgo Fidelis Patron of Carabineers” establishing the celebration of the holyday on the 21st November, day of the presentation of Mary at the Temple and of the recurrence of Culqualber battle….”.http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virgo_Fidelis